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The Wall of Respect: Vestiges, Shards and Legacies

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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Admission
Free
February 25, 2017 - July 30, 2017
The Wall of Respect chronicles how the Organization of Black Arts and Culture - a collection of 14 designers, photographers, painters and others - designed and produced a seminal mural for and within Chicago's Black South Side communities. Featuring the images of leading black icons ranging from Sara Vaughn and John Coltrane to Marcus Garvey and Ossie Davis, The Wall of Respect received national critical acclaim when it was unveiled in 1967 on the side of a building at 43rd St. and Langley Ave. The Wall was positioned as a critical extension of the Civil Rights Movement and came on the heels of March on Washington, the assassination of Malcolm X, and the emergence of Black Power. The Wall was ultimately painted over and virtually forgotten after damage by a fire in 1971. Today, however, the Wall has reemerged as one of the most significant projects in Chicago's storied public art history. Part of the City of Chicago's Year of Public Art.

This exhibit is located in the Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North at the Chicago Cultural Center.


Mondays - Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays - Sundays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Holidays

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